November offers the promise of good things coming. The orange tree is laden with fruit that will become orange by Christmas and sweeter than sweet as we move into spring. November means fall color, finally, and cool days, at last. November turns our hearts to a focus on thanks and the hope of love come down. November 1 to me is the beginning of the warm lovely holiday season which for me ends somewhere around Valentine's Day, not for that day per se, but for the daffodils that herald another season and a different hope. May your winter days be cheery and your oranges sweet!